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by Simon1969
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is it too early to start a 2015 bold prediction thread?
Replies: 90
Views: 14499

Re: Is it too early to start a 2015 bold prediction thread?

A merc driver will NOT win the WDC,
by Simon1969
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?
Replies: 211
Views: 33536

Re: Surely Alonso Must Now be #1 at McLaren?

I keep thinking back to Alonso cutting his team mate up into the pits and wonder if any agreement or instruction is relevant. Alonso is there to win. Win races and championships, and beat his team mate. IT is what he is being employed for. A quote in the link posted by O/p says it all, Alonso is as...
by Simon1969
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What make of car do you drive
Replies: 90
Views: 14206

Re: What make of car do you drive

I don't drive a car, so I chose other...

I've been on two wheels since 1987. ;)
by Simon1969
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Why does Hamilton get so much flack for being a tax exile?
Replies: 209
Views: 31098

Re: Why does Hamilton get so much flack for being a tax exil

It doesn't bother me. If the government wanted half of my wages to waste on pointless wars, bailing out banks etc.. I'd tell them to take a hike.

I could do much better things with my money (If I had that kind of money) and I'm sure Lewis does some fantastic and worthwhile things with his money too.
by Simon1969
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Sebastian Vettel to Ferrari 2015
Replies: 392
Views: 62280

Re: Sebastian Vettel to Ferrari 2015

Still don't really understand why he left Red Bull to join a midfield team ... but whatever, I wish him luck.
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas. Overrated?
Replies: 136
Views: 16374

Re: Bottas. Overrated?

Does anyone else find the f1 driver mimicking "for sure" as the start of a post as funny as I do? Anyway , I think bottas is definately all he is said to be which is a future world champion. Similar to hulkenberg,ricciardo and I believe grosjean given half a chance. Talent makes them capable of it ...
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas. Overrated?
Replies: 136
Views: 16374

Re: Bottas. Overrated?

The 2nd best car and only 3 podium and best finish of 3rd when even Felipe got a 2nd place. I really not see why all the hype.Both Williams have under performed.A good driver but not world champion material IMO. 6 podiums no?? also at the first few races they defo didn't have the second best car......
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC Coverage of Abu Dhabi (and, especially, the Forum!)
Replies: 24
Views: 5465

Re: BBC Coverage of Abu Dhabi (and, especially, the Forum!)

. SO those people who watched the "red button" Forum - what did you think of Vettel's interview ? ( OR Eddie Jordon's statement re. VW in 2017 - [unsure if that was "Red Button" or ordinary programme ? ) . . you'll have to remind me... but I do remember thinking "that was a bit of a weird one" RE V...
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas. Overrated?
Replies: 136
Views: 16374

Re: Bottas. Overrated?

The 2nd best car and only 3 podium and best finish of 3rd when even Felipe got a 2nd place. I really not see why all the hype.Both Williams have under performed.A good driver but not world champion material IMO. 6 podiums no?? also at the first few races they defo didn't have the second best car......
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 without Mercedes works team...
Replies: 10
Views: 3117

Re: 2014 without Mercedes works team...

haha, thanks ... that was awesome. :D
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas. Overrated?
Replies: 136
Views: 16374

Re: Bottas. Overrated?

I honestly think he's been really really good and if it wasn't for the Merc's almost total dominance he'd have been in the WDC hunt. Take the Merc's out and he'd have won four races but Ricciardo would have won six and taken the title quite comfortably 315 to Bottas 273. For sure.. but I think Ricc...
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bottas. Overrated?
Replies: 136
Views: 16374

Re: Bottas. Overrated?

I honestly think he's been really really good and if it wasn't for the Merc's almost total dominance he'd have been in the WDC hunt.
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's future
Replies: 469
Views: 89394

Re: Jenson Button's future

If Button is as good as some people think he is and age is not a problem etc. then why doesn't he have any F1 offers or options available to him? The reason is obvious, the team bosses and decision makers simply aren't interested in him. The obvious reason to me is there isn't enough cars/ too many...
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jenson Button's future
Replies: 469
Views: 89394

Re: Jenson Button's future

Jensons done brilliant this season but he seems emotionally crushed by whats going on around him. Even yesterday in his interview he seemed timid in his answers, where I would of been emphasizing to the public and Mclaren board the amount of dominance over my team mate and how I got Mclaren that wc...
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The day you realised your driver wasn't as good?
Replies: 173
Views: 25829

Re: The day you realised your driver wasn't as good?

I used to support Johnny Herbert, I was never under any illusion that he was one of the greats or any better than he was. It never mattered to me, I liked the guy... and I really enjoyed the few great results he had.... the win at silverstone especially. Other than that I'm more of a 'team' supporte...
by Simon1969
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC Coverage of Abu Dhabi (and, especially, the Forum!)
Replies: 24
Views: 5465

Re: BBC Coverage of Abu Dhabi (and, especially, the Forum!)

I watched sky round a mates house, then watched BBC on iplayer later on ..... to be perfectly honest I'm not keen on either's coverage at the moment. I still haven't got over my initial dislike of Lazenby, so he kinda ruins the sky coverage for me and the BBC just hasn't been the same since the spli...
by Simon1969
Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you WANT to win the title?
Replies: 48
Views: 7699

Re: Who do you WANT to win the title?

Valtteri ...... but as things are as they are, Lewis.
by Simon1969
Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ironically Jb and Kmag could cause there own seat loss
Replies: 32
Views: 8213

Re: Ironically Jb and Kmag could cause there own seat loss

If it were me in charge at Williams I'd get rid of Massa and get Button instead (If McLaren don't want him)
by Simon1969
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dennis: Button needs to try harder
Replies: 96
Views: 84376

Re: Dennis: Button needs to try harder

Do people really think Lewis would go back to McLaren? I just don't see it myself.

Jenson and Kamui would be perfect for the marketing side of things.
by Simon1969
Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what do we do to improve the 'show'?
Replies: 100
Views: 13538

Re: So what do we do to improve the 'show'?

Free To Air This would actually solve a lot of the ratings problems. Bernie was always very definite about the necessity of FTA. In fact he said losing it would be a nightmare and wrote it into the Concorde Agreement... The teams were pretty adamant too. I'm not sure what they're hoping to achieve ...
by Simon1969
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Force India planning defensive?
Replies: 16
Views: 3129

Re: Force India planning defensive?

moby wrote:There is a saying in UK. Cut your coat accordion to your cloth.
not sure I've heard that one before!! :D
by Simon1969
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who we support and why?
Replies: 72
Views: 6865

Re: Who we support and why?

Started watching every race and considering myself 'a fan' around '94 when I moved in with a mate who used to watch and record every race on VHS to keep. I always had a passing interest before that but it was more of a 'what's on TV, oh F1, I'll watch this' kind of thing, a bit like I am with other ...
by Simon1969
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BBC F1 Forum depressing decline...
Replies: 41
Views: 6902

Re: BBC F1 Forum depressing decline...

yeah, the problem for me is that it isn't really a forum anymore... it's just a walk down the pitlane going "and now we can hear from ......" and "now we can hear Lee talking to Jenson button" .... "and now we can take a look at the start again" etc etc. I can watch those clips on the BBC website la...
by Simon1969
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Motor Company Brands and F1
Replies: 60
Views: 6256

Re: Motor Company Brands and F1

Floppy_Boy wrote:
Simon1969 wrote:Have Nissan ever been involved in F1?
To my knowledge, no, but Subaru have!
Have they? I never knew that. :thumbup:
by Simon1969
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Let's compare Red Bull "dominance" with Mercedes
Replies: 335
Views: 56233

Re: Let's compare Red Bull "dominance" with Mercedes

Peter77 wrote:Redbull dominated 4 entire seasons

Mercedes so far has dominated 3 races.
yeah, this is it for me ... I don't mind any team having a dominating season or even 2 but when it gets to the third I get a bit bored.
by Simon1969
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Motor Company Brands and F1
Replies: 60
Views: 6256

Re: Motor Company Brands and F1

Have Nissan ever been involved in F1?
by Simon1969
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Crofty's commentating.
Replies: 55
Views: 8579

Re: Crofty's commentating.

I used to love crofty on the radio, I used to listen to him while I watched the BBC with the sound down .... (during the legard period)
by Simon1969
Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver(s) of the Day - Chinese Grand Prix
Replies: 92
Views: 13100

Re: Driver(s) of the Day - Chinese Grand Prix

zaar wrote:Although I'm definately not even close to be a fan of Alonso, but today he drove a perfect race.
Same, not being a fan I've never really appreciated (or not wanted to admit maybe) just how good he is. He's making Kimi look very average.
by Simon1969
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Vettel overrated, or Ricciardo and Vergne underrated?
Replies: 164
Views: 17703

Re: Is Vettel overrated, or Ricciardo and Vergne underrated?

I don't really like the whole overrated/underrated thing ... but I think Ricciardo is a bloody good driver and I have no doubts about that. If he doesn't win a WDC at some point in the future I'll be suprised.
by Simon1969
Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 memorabilia - what do you own?
Replies: 40
Views: 5243

Re: F1 memorabilia - what do you own?

nothing at all even though I've been following F1 for about 20 years .... I've just never been bothered.
by Simon1969
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?
Replies: 207
Views: 25673

Re: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?

Imagine this. Hamilton way out in front in a race, and suddenly his fuel flow meter goes faulty and even when idling a stationary car it is now reporting too high a fuel flow. Everybody knows the readings have gone wrong and the meter is broken, but the only way to comply with the meter is to switc...
by Simon1969
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?
Replies: 207
Views: 25673

Re: So what will the verdict be on Ricciardo?

As a guess I don't see anyone getting points back ... but I'm curious to see what will happen, I might well be wrong.
by Simon1969
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stefano Domenicali has resigned
Replies: 247
Views: 33201

Re: Stefano Domenicali has resigned

I wonder what he will do now? Will he go somewhere else to work in F1 in some other capacity?

I'm presuming Ferrari won't give him a job doing something else....
by Simon1969
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boycott F1 by posting this essay on Facebook
Replies: 69
Views: 9278

Re: Boycott F1 by posting this essay on Facebook

mcdo wrote:Well this is awkward
:nod:

cutting your nose off to spite your face .......
by Simon1969
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ron Dennis on scintillating form - Sky interview
Replies: 24
Views: 5068

Re: Ron Dennis on scintillating form - Sky interview

It's available to all, I just watched it....

Thanks!
by Simon1969
Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who do you want to win the WDC and WCC?
Replies: 25
Views: 8457

Re: Who do you want to win the WDC and WCC?

I'd love to see Massa win WDC, it would be fantastic for so many reasons.
by Simon1969
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver of the Day: Australia
Replies: 74
Views: 9832

Re: Driver of the Day: Australia

Bottas, I loved watching him drive, the fact that he hit the wall, got his car back to the pit, kept his cool and carried on charging forward says a lot to me.
by Simon1969
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB appeal.
Replies: 1355
Views: 139370

Re: UPD: Ricciardo DSQ for breach of fuel flow limit, RB app

From my understanding It's not merely a case of 'listen or else', but of the FIA's sensor being the primary method of determining fuel flow and the only one the FIA are willing to accept a reading from. Therefor it does not matter if RB's readings are 100% accurate and the FIA's are wrong, RB's rea...
by Simon1969
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari 2014- Another 3rd row year
Replies: 46
Views: 7074

Re: Ferrari 2014- Another 3rd row year

Not sure its all Stefano. I think its much more, I think Ferrari have been too easy on how F1 mandates testing and electronics. I just think we should have better results over the last three years. There seems to be a real problem at Ferrari in moving forwards, their in season development has been ...
by Simon1969
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So did we enjoy it?
Replies: 115
Views: 12844

Re: So did we enjoy it?

I enjoyed it.

It wasn't really any less or more than I was expecting really.